Does oxygen help with sleep apnea?

It is natural for your oxygen levels to fall lower when you are sleeping at night. Although some conditions such as sleep apnea may improve with the addition of oxygen whilst you are sleeping. It is very common that people who have an oxygen level that falls lower than 88% whilst sleeping will require some oxygen at night.

Medical oxygen will help improve those low oxygen levels but you can also try exercising regularly and make sure you are not drinking alcohol before bedtime. 

Having a better nights’ sleep will improve your mood, decrease fatigueness and overall improve your health.

A better nights’ sleep will maintain an improvement in your life – discuss all your options with your specialist or GP first.

If you suffer with deprived sleeping patterns this can affect your daily life and well-being.

It is important to try and improve your energy and mood so you can live a balanced and happy life.

Top tips for travelling with Oxygen this Christmas

 
It is now that time of year when you start feeling a little more festive. Christmas lights switch on, families and friends start planning get-togethers and gatherings and out come the cosy jumpers and woolly hats. Planning gifts and hosting dinner parties may seem jolly but some people may be feeling stress and a bit anxious travelling with oxygen over the Christmas season.

Do not worry at all here at OxygenWorldwide we can let you spend more time downloading your favourite book, Christmas playlist and purchasing presents for your loved ones so just leave the organisation of medical oxygen for you travel needs to us! 


Here are 5 top tips when travelling with oxygen over the festive period:


1) Make sure you have notified everyone on your expected times of arrival and where you are staying to ensure that your supply arrives at the correct location / date / time

2) Ensure you pack everything you will need for the destination you are visiting. Especially over the winter months take extra care in packing the right clothes for the temperature. Many countries over winter months drop and you will need to keep warm

3) Always take more than enough supply of medication with you – transportation car / train / boar or plane especially in colder climates could be delayed or cancelled and pro-long your trip

4) If you are staying with friends and family make sure they have OWW contact details as we are available for help 24/7 and can help if something goes wrong with your oxygen supply during your trip

5) Most of all enjoy Christmas and unwind. Relaxing is the best medicine as well as laughter and joy. Make memories during your trip that will last a lifetime.


For all your oxygen needs please do speak to one of our expert team at www.oxygenworldwide.com

Oxygen by drone arrival

Soon we may be delivering your medical oxygen by arrangement of drone transportation! It is probably no surprise that drones can be used to not only help in emergencies but also may soon replace our ‘postie’ or delivery driver. The ease and use of these mean that one day medical oxygen can be sent to the most remote places or even beat the traffic jams, most importantly vital in an emergency case with a patient.

We hope to reach more patients and also faster with this technology, but we will see – can you see the future and drones will be delivering your medical oxygen when on holiday?

Taking oxygen abroad on holiday

holiday with oxygen
  1. Its not as difficult as you think to travel with medical oxygen
  2. Now we may be biased but with over 20 years experience here at OxygenWorldwide we can help organise this for your holiday
  3. If travelling abroad by train, coach or car then as long as you plan ahead any mode of transport is possible
  4. First speak with your doctor to make sure you are fit to travel especially as some airlines will want to know if you are certified Fit to Fly
  5. Plan how long you will be abroad for as this will determine how much medical oxygen you will need to pre-book in advance along with some spare (just in case)
  6. Make sure you take all your required medications with you
  7. Lastly enjoy your holiday and relax and explore

Oxygen and holiday – what we do…

Our blog articles are normally here to help give advice and tips for those travelling with medical oxygen and today we want to show you how we have been experts in this field for over 20 years.

This is what we do:

  • OxygenWorldwide arranges oxygen delivery worldwide for oxygen users on holiday or staying abroad for a longer period of time, also in case of a tour through several countries.
  • All OxygenWorldwide employees are multilingual. Our customer service staff speaks five languages.
  • OxygenWorldwide arranges oxygen at home after hospital discharge.
  • OxygenWorldwide delivers liquid oxygen (LOX), cylinders and (portable) concentrators.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

Fit to fly??

The European Lung Association show us the The Hypoxic Challenge test, also known as a fit to fly test.

You breathe in air that has less oxygen than normally and the test monitors the results. The test will help decide if you need oxygen when you fly and then you can prepare to organise this for your next trip.

If you require medical oxygen for your next holiday let us know! Drop us an online enquiry here.

Oxygen on holiday

going on holiday with oxygen

Before you arrange your holiday visit your GP or doctor to get a written letter stating that you are fit for travel.

Just give yourself plenty of time prior to your trip to arrange everything you need for your oxygen supply when going abroad for your holidays. Make sure you let your accommodation hosts or company know that you will be having a delivery of medical oxygen on your stay dates.

Contact OxygenWorldwide for all your oxygen needs for at your destination. The team can provide you will quotes and arrange everything medical oxygen wise for you for your stay.

Is hot weather good for asthma?

Heat and hot weather may cause asthma symptoms to flare up but as long as you plan and keep it under control summer can be enjoyed and be great for you!

All the usual triggers associated with summer time will try to dampen your holiday spirits such as increased pollen levels, rising temperatures and pollution particles.

As long as you make sure to:

  • Plan ahead with checking weather reports and making sure you pack all your medical essentials
  • Check pollen counts this will help plan indoor vs outdoor activities
  • Stay Cool in the shade, wear a hat and stay indoors to prevent from overheating
  • Keep hydrated with plenty of fluids especially during the daytime when the sun is at its hottest

Now remember to pack your sunglasses and know you can relax and enjoy your summer time.

I need oxygen for my holiday…

oxygen for holiday

You can still travel the world, even when you need medical oxygen too. If you need oxygen for your holiday here are some popular questions you may be wondering:

  1. Can you travel abroad with oxygen? If you need oxygen on your holiday, you will need to arrange oxygen at your destination before you travel. Contact OxygenWorldwide for quotes.
  2. Can I take oxygen on a plane? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does not allow travellers to carry their own oxygen aboard  aircraft. You are advised that a Department of Transportation approved battery-powered portable oxygen concentrator is ok to use.
  3. How much is a portable oxygen concentrator? Buying your own is expensive but to use whilst on holiday prices do vary but using experienced OyxgenWorlwide can obtain competitive quotes and have the knowledge of many locations across the globe.
  4. How do you travel abroad with oxygen? Contact the airline you are travelling with first, make sure you have your prescription and also any doctors notes to take with you. Prepare and plan your requirements needed for the duration of the trip. Use OxygenWorldwide as the 24 hours service whilst on your trip allows for that extra care needed when abroad and possibly not your native language.